Tuesday Treats: Amazing Muffin Cups

So…as y’all may or may not be aware, I’m doing something different with my Nightrider series. Starting August 21, the digital editions of the books will be available at a whole bunch of different retailers. It’s been fun to reread and revisit all the couples and other characters. And since I featured Elijah “Easy” Cross, the hero of NIGHT SHIFT for #ShirtsOffSaturday on my Facebook page, I figured I’d feature one of Samantha “Sam” Prescott’s go-to recipes for breakfast or breakfast-for-dinner that satisfies a full-grown Wolf, a growing boy, and a picky little girl. This is also a great brunch idea for a party. Just sayin’…

Total Time: 45 Min
Prep Time: 30 Min
Cook Time: 15 Min
Servings: 12

Make these breakfast muffins and see why Mexican cheese, ORE-IDA Shredded Hash Brown Potatoes, and sausage make for some truly Amazing Muffin Cups!

What You Need

3 cups ORE-IDA Shredded Hash Brown Potatoes
3 Tbsp. butter, melted
1/8 tsp. black pepper
1 pkg. (12 oz.) breakfast pork sausage link s
6 egg s
1 pkg. (8 oz.) KRAFT Mexican Style Finely Shredded Four Cheese
1/4 cup chopped red pepper s
1 Tbsp. chopped fresh chives

Let’s Make It
1 – Heat oven to 400°F.
2 – Combine potatoes, butter and black pepper; press onto bottoms and up sides of 12 Muffin pan cups sprayed with cooking spray. Bake 12 min. or until lightly browned.
3 – Meanwhile, cook sausage as directed on package; drain on paper towels. Cut into 1/2-inch-thick slices.
4 – Spoon sausage into potato cups. Whisk eggs in medium bowl until blended. Stir in cheese and red peppers; spoon over sausage. Sprinkle with chives.
5 – Bake 13 to 15 min. or until centers are set.

Kitchen Tips
Tip 1 – Substitute: Prepare using KRAFT 2% Milk Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese.

Tip 2 – Substitute: Substitute chopped green onions for the chives.

My Tips: Substitute bacon or ham for the sausage, OR go for the link sausage and sprinkle crumbled bacon on top as “garnish.” 😏 Also, not a fan of black pepper or red peppers so I’d ignore the pepper, and substitute onions for red peppers. Not as colorful but hey…flavor!

Anyway, y’all know the drill. Head over to My Food and Family for all the nutritional details. You can still read (for free with a Kindle Unlimited subscription until 8/20) how Sam and Easy got together–though I will warn people that their story is not an easy one, despite the hero’s name. The Nightriders live on the dark and dirty side of the Moonstruck World. Now that Sam’s settled into club life, she’s discovered that she really enjoys cooking though she does miss the adrenaline rush of working alpine search and rescue at times. She also wants to know if y’all eat breakfast-for-dinner too? *raises hand* We most often do waffles, eggs, and bacon for dinner instead of breakfast. 🙃

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About Silver James

I like walks on the wild side and coffee. Lots of coffee. Warning: My Muse runs with scissors. Author of two award-winning series--Moonstruck and The Penumbra Papers, Red Dirt Royalty (Harlequin Desire) & other books! Purveyor of magic, mystery, mayhem and romance. Lots and lots of romance.
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2 Responses to Tuesday Treats: Amazing Muffin Cups

  1. Yep, breakfast… it’s what’s for dinner. ;o)

    I love Easy and Sam so much. Good luck with your wide distribution! I hope you sell tons. Cuz, like, everyone should be reading these books. Like damn and whoa. And so much SQUEE!

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